UCLA Cross Country BIO
Jonah Diaz
Player Profile:
Jonah Diaz 1264322
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 149
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palos Verdes, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes

2015 - Competed at the NCAA Championship … Raced in the Pac-12 Championships (8k) placing 34th and finishing with a time of 24:07… Placed 44th in the NCAA West Regional Championships (10k) with a time of 31:59… Raced in the Washington Invitational (8k) placing 40th and finishing with a time of 24:00… Also raced in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational(8k) finishing 78th overall and finishing with a time of 24:20.

2014 - Competed in seven races his sophomore year … Finished 125th in the NCAA Championships with a 10k time of 31:46.3 ... Ran a 24:37 8k at the Pac-12 Championships to finish 37th ... Placed fourth at the BYU Autumn Classic (4mi) with a 20:23.1 to lead the Bruins … Opened the season by placing seventh at the Nevada Twilight Classic 5K with a time of 16:17.

2013 - Ran a season best time of 24:47 at the NCAA Inter-Regional … Finished 67th at the Pac-12 Championships.

High School - Earned four varsity letters in both track and cross country at Palos Verdes HS ... Member of two State Championship teams for cross country in 2009 and 2011 ... Won the Bay League three consecutive years from 2009-11 ... Finished sixth at the Nike Cross Country Nationals in 2011 ... Earned All-League, All- CIF and All-State honors in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons ... In track, he was the three-time Bay League champion in the 3,200m.

Personal - Son of Richard Diaz and Sari Johnson... Has three brothers and sister, Devon, Zachary, Samuel and Hannah ... Chose to attend UCLA because he wanted to be a part of the athletics excellence it offers ... Geography major.

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